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May is National Bike Month! 

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Through a generous grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, County Office of Education and Health Policy and Planning staff have been hosting traffic safety education and encouragement events at elementary schools in some of the county’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Schools identified in our award-winning SRTS Equity report have been learning about the health benefits of active transportation and how to safely walk and bike in their communities. Education and encouragement are critical elements to traffic safety. It is equally important to invest equitably in our transportation system to ensure San Mateo County provides healthy transportation options such as safe places for people to walk and bike. Stay tuned for how Get Healthy San Mateo County will continue supporting this work through its Planning for Health Initiative.

Pictured here are Woodrow Wilson Elementary School students who completed a four-week curriculum on pedestrian safety earlier this month. The neighborhood around this school has one of the highest rates of collisions involving people walking or biking near public elementary schools. 

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